Tomato Spotted Wilt of Potato

Tomato spotted wilt is a viral disease of worldwide distribution that can affect a wide range of vegetables, fruits, field crops, and ornamentals, and even weeds! Learn more here.

Home-Grown Tomatoes for Wisconsin

Tomatoes are one of the most nutritionally rich of all vegetables, and grown easily in the home garden. Here’s how to get started and care for tomatoes from planting to harvest.

Mulches for Home Gardens and Plantings

Boost your garden’s production with mulches. This publication shows when to use organic mulches, like bark or leaves, and synthetic mulches, like plastic sheets, and teaches how to apply them.

Squash Bug

Squash bugs cause damage to vine crops, especially pumpkins and squash, in both home gardens and commercial fields. Learn about their life cycle, damage, and management in this factsheet.

Squash Vine Borer

Squash vine borer is an annual pest of pumpkins and squash, and can cause major losses in home gardens. Learn about the life cycle and management of this pest in this factsheet.

Safely Using Manure in the Garden

Manure can be a valuable soil additive, but can also contain bacteria that can contaminate vegetables and cause human disease if not composted properly. Learn how to use manure safely here.

Home Turf Insecticides

The need for insecticides on home lawns in Wisconsin is rare. Learn what is available to homeowners to control specific pests that may occur in this factsheet.

Making and Using Compost in the Garden

Making your own compost is an easy, practical, and satisfying way to make use of yard waste and table scraps. With this publication, designed for the home gardener, you’ll be composting like a pro in no time!

Woodpecker Ecology & Damage Management

Woodpeckers are attractive visitors to bird feeders and an integral part of the ecosystem, but can sometimes cause damage. Learn about the habits and management of these interesting birds.

Best Practices for Community Gardens During COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides guidance for various types of organizations and service providers operating and providing assistance or safeguards in our communities. DHS Community Garden Guidelines for coordinators and gardeners Community Garden Signage Download English version: 8.5 x 11 PDF 11 x 17 PDF Download Hmong version: 8.5 x11 PDF 11 x […]

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